2011 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon Photo Gallery


Dr. O'Neill completed her fellowship in 2011. She is a clinician and scientist who spends 50% of her time treating patients with solid tumors, with a special focus on treating patients with liver tumors, and 50% of her time performing clinical and preclinical research. Her research focuses on targeting tumor cell surface proteins to enhance diagnostics and therapeutics. Dr. O’Neill’s recent projects include: The creation of a humanized antibody – targeting a particular sarcoma cell surface protein – with the goal of improving the detection of disease and delivering therapies directly to disease sites; work on an international liver tumor protocol designed to treat children with hepatoblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma (this will allow us to learn more about tumor biology and drug efficacy in rare disease); work on a whole-body MRI protocol designed to screen patients with cancer predisposition syndromes.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 06:47:00 EDT
Rich is an electrical teacher at the Medford Vocational Technical High School. Shortly before the Boston Marathon bombing, he started to feel unusually tired and was diagnosed with exhaustion. A few weeks and a number of blood tests later, he was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer known as myelofibrosis and was told that the only cure was a stem cell transplant. In August 2013, a match was found: a 29-year old man from Germany. He received the stem cell transplant in October 2013 after 4 days of massive doses of chemotherapy. He was in the hospital for a month, and because he had no immune system, he lived in seclusion until February 2014. He had limited visitors, no food that was not prepared in the house, no fresh fruits or vegetables; he couldn't even have a Dunkin’s coffee! In August 2014, he ran into some complications due to the transplant and could not go back to teaching until January 2015, 14 months after his transplant. While in recovery, in September 2014, he was teaching a class via Skype and a student came up with an idea—the student built a robot that Rich could control from home and maneuver around the classroom. The story about the invention appeared in the Boston Globe and on Channel 7. Rich and his wife, Therese, have three children, Ricky, 32, Tim, 29 and Julianne, 27. They also have a beautiful and amazing grandson, Tyler, 2. Rich is a die-hard Red Sox fan and sports fan in general. Rich and Therese like to travel; Disney World and cruising are their favorite vacations.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 06:32:00 EDT
Dr. Alyea is a stem cell transplant physician, treating patients with blood cancers who need a transplant for treatment.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 23:57:00 EDT
Stephanie Jean,29, joins Joe Castiglione and Mut to share her story about her treatment for DSRCT. Stephanie has been in remission for 11 years.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 23:29:00 EDT
MLB Umpire and cancer survivor John Hirschbeck joins Joe Castiglione and Mut to share his story and talk about his experiences with the Jimmy Fund.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 23:24:00 EDT
Joe and Tim are joined by the CEO of Wind River Environmental, John O'Connell, who made a very generous donation to the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon. John talks about Wind River's rapid growth along the East Coast, and being a Red Sox Radio sponsor.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:31:00 EDT
Don Block is the President of NorthEast Electrical Distributors and a big Red Sox fan. NorthEast Electrical are very active in giving back to the community, especially with their Project Green Lights program which awards one New England public school with a $50,000 lighting retrofit where they make the school more green friendly and money saving
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:58:00 EDT
Alysa Escobar was a healthy 30-year-old when a persistent cough brought her to her doctor's office. After a scan and biopsy, Alysa was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. She completed her chemotherapy treatments in in May and is cancer-free. While she was going through treatment, Alysa took advantage of Dana-Farber's Zakim Center for integrative therapies. Adult and pediatric patients treated at the Zakim Center credit the Center's range of integrative therapies with helping them increase their quality of life and ease symptoms and lessen the anxiety associated with their treatment. The music, movement and art offerings through the Zakim Center helped Alysa when she was feeling tired or in pain during treatment. When Alysa went for her first scan, the music therapy class she took through the Zakim Center, helped her stay calm and have a positive mind-set. Yoga and Qi Gong (CHE-GONG) classes at the Zakim Center helped her deal with the painful side effects of treatment and kept her body strong. Alysa also took advantage of Dana Farber's new mobile music studio which allowed her to write and record music while she was going through treatment. According to Alysa, "there is so much we do not control when we are sick and making music was something that helped me stay grounded." Alysa is now volunteering with her Improv group True Story Theater in Arlington and teaching a movement course at Lesley University this fall. She is hoping to use her experience with healing and the arts towards helping others. She sang the National Anthem before tonight's game.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:23:00 EDT